posted on Jun, 2 2008 @ 04:41 PM
The black/white issue will not be solved here. Neither will the gender issue. And it definitely will not be solved by the rule of law. Ultimately,
every time we try to create a piece of legislation to impose "fairness", beyond the basic equality of rights between people, it just raises the
tension levels of the racist or misogynistic people who already treated women/minority people poorly in the first place. Restated, lopsided
legislation meant to promote equalization as opposed to equality, incites even more bad attitudes, violence, and/or unfairness. Tell me you haven't
heard people complain about afirmative action around the water cooler? Right?
People do complain about AA, even if they aren't a woman or racist - that is clearly evident in these posts. If a black person or a woman does a
really great job at work and gets promoted, some people will whisper, "must have been affirmative action"... real nice huh? How did that help the
calm the race/gender issue? Now the individual didn't even get credit for their real hard work and accomplishments.
Just enforce the basic equalities already in place. No person can denied anything based on gender, race, or religion and the social issues will just
have to be worked out independently of the law. It takes time. It will take a fundemental change in the public's attitude to make people vote for
those black or woman leaders. You can't legislate how people think or vote. How would that make sense?
I would gladly vote for a conservative black woman because I am a conservative. I said conservative, not republican, they aren't very conservative
any more... that party is losing their way and another topic completely. I don't agree with the present woman or black man running POLITICALLY and
I'm not going to vote for them just to give black people or women a leg up. This is the presidency! I try to help them in my daily life by
treating them with equality and respect. Anything more is unfair, unequal, and akin to a reparation of some kind.
I don't have "white man guilt" and will not vote for someone who arguably will promote a more socialistic America. We are stuck with our choice
for four years. Forget the gender and color and choose the person who's values you share. BTW, "CHANGE" is not a value and if you think "It
couldn't get worse..." - yes it could. I'm NOT saying it will... I'm just saying ANY candidate COULD make it worse. With the power of the
presidency, did Dub-ya make it worse? Seriously, Barrack seems like a smart, charismatic, educated, and well put together guy... but that's not
enough... people need to really look at the issues! If you look at his platforms and you agree with them, them by all means, vote for him.
Media have constantly been asking people on the street what they think Barrack's policy platforms are and people just say "I dunno... but he's
cool..." - ok, whatever... you're really upsetting to those of us who actually follow politics closely. But I'm not here to bash him. We all
can vote how we want... but just don't vote for him because he's black alone.
BTW, I can't support Clinton or McCain either. No one is running who is a true conservative and that's what I believe in. Well there is one
person... and that gives some of us Hope for America. Rather than change the topic to one about my favorite candidate, I'll continue with the issue
In my opinoin, change is still possible in America, but it will come from winning the hearts and minds of the people and not be simply electing a
black man or white woman, or by legislating fairness by giving certain people advantages over others. I agree it will be a moral boost to blacks or
women to be in control of the county... but make sure you elect a really good minority or woman because... if they do a crappy job it could have a
negative effect in the future. America unfortunatly practices guilt by association...